Surgical operations for the control of clinically severe obesity are based on one or both of two principles.
The first is restriction, whereby the amount of calories or food ingested is controlled by limiting space available.
The second principle is malabsorption, whereby the absorption of food is controlled or reduced.
Our nationally recognized bariatric surgeons offer the following options for weight-loss surgery:
Since the advent of bariatric surgery in 1959, operations have been improved and modified again and again, undergoing many changes while overcoming a questionable early history. Early failures were associated with techniques which have since been abandoned, such as the jejunal-ileal bypass, simple gastric stapling, and the horizontal gastroplasty procedure. Surgeons have continued to modify and improve surgical procedures in view of the ineffectiveness of most non-surgical methods. Further enhancements are in process as new technologies and surgical methods become available.